The newspaper took it. The happy couple are also the ones who set the fire by not disposing of their charcoal in a safe manner. I know it was an accident, but they left ashes in a bag on their deck and there were embers still burning.
Anyway, it all ended much better than could have been expected, but it will be weeks of clean-up and repairs and what-not so I thought I should back out of any swaps that I'm not already committed to.
A super thanks to supercraftytx for helping organize this!